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Saudi prosecutor seeks death for five suspects in Khashoggi killing

The kingdom’s public prosecutor, Saud Al-Mojeb, announced on Thursday that the death penalty is sought for five of the 11 suspects charged in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, out of the 21 people in custody.The most senior is Ahmad al-Assiri, a former deputy intelligence chief, who is charged with forming a team for forcing Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia. The prosecutor did not say if Al-Assiri was facing the death penalty, Deputy prosecutor Shaalan al-Shaalan added that after Khashoggi refused to return home, the head of the Saudi team in Istanbul ordered him to be killed. He then died from a lethal injection and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building. Shaalan said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not implicated in the murder.

 

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5 thoughts on “Saudi prosecutor seeks death for five suspects in Khashoggi killing

  • Nov 15, 2018 @ 18:08 at 18:08
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    Resignation not enough for a botched operation?

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  • Nov 16, 2018 @ 4:52 at 4:52
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    Kingpin getting rid of loose ends openly with the help of a justice system and pleasing the world at the same time. That must be a new low.

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  • Nov 16, 2018 @ 7:48 at 7:48
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    Et encore, nous ne sommes pas Khashoggi. (woggi)

    (who was that goi?)

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  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:37 at 2:37
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    Why Turkish didn’t save his life?
    They wired all the Saudi Consulate and knew exactly what was going on…

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  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 11:14 at 11:14
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    Bin Stupid really messed up. Future murdering henchmen in Saudi will think twice before volunteering when he next wants to murder a journalist.

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